Stand out

[stænd] phrasal verb


To be much better than other similar people;

“We had lots of good applicants for the job, but one stood out from the rest.”

First impression

Most people meet your headshot before they meet you, and I’m sorry to say, but no, that selfie or vacation mobile shot just doesn’t cut it. Having an empty (incognito) profile picture is even worse and actually creates mistrust and suspicion.

A good headshot offers a glimpse into who you are. It is a visual connection that offers people a chance to put a face to your name, and it’s incredibly important for any business or brand.

Whether you are just starting out, making a change or just ready to update your image, a headshot session is a quick and easy way to make a great first impression and a strong Social Media presence.

Simply said, a professional headshot is an easy and very important investment in your future.

“You have one opportunity to make a
first impression, but many places to make it.”

In this digital day and age, it’s imperative to have a professional headshot ready to go at a moment’s notice and suited for different uses, like:

  1. Social media accounts (linkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.)
  2. Your website
  3. Business cards
  4. Resumes
  5. Personal branding
  6. Marketing and promotions
  7. Newspaper or magazine articles
  8. Professional forums and discussion boards
  9. Dating sites

“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”

-Seth Godin

The importance of standing out

A great image can give you an edge against your competition.

Your professional headshot should convey your personality and your brand – what you want others to take away from a glance at your profile page.

If you don’t have a good headshot, then you’re not leaving a good first impression with potential clients, business partners, employers, employees, etc. These people need to know that you are friendly, trustworthy and professional. It doesn’t matter what you write in your profile if your photo looks amateur and doesn’t convey who you are.

There are many factors that go into a headshot portrait, like posing and lighting, styling and makeup, angles and editing, and that’s why it’s important to make the investment in a professional session if you want the best results. Good images are important, and you and your business deserve the best. My job as the photographer is to give you amazing headshots that make you stand out from the crowd.

See more about my personal branding and headshot sessions here.

Stay tuned for more articles about Personal Branding photography, beauty and makeup tips for women and more here on the blog.

Below are some examples of simple, but striking headshots. Would you do business with these gorgeous people?